Oxfordshire, GL7 3JG
3 reception rooms
4 bath/shower rooms
Main House - Oil fired boiler
Private water and drainage
Gas for kitchen hob
Underfloor heating through much of the ground floor
Office & Store/Workshop - Electric storage heater
A superb family home, located on the edge of a fantastic village and sitting in the middle of 7.98 acres.
Light, space and height; Goodfellows certainly has all three in abundance. The house has been beautifully designed and finished with a great deal of effort being made by the owners to retain much of the original character and charm.
Located on the edge of the wonderful village of Filkins and sitting in the centre of 7.98 acres, this superb family house has a warm and inviting feel and is perfect for modern family living and those who enjoy entertaining.
Everything here is about scale, the grounds being no different and comprise wonderful gardens, paddocks, woodland, stream and a lake.
A beautifully appointed kitchen/breakfast room was built in 2009, the impressive vaulted ceiling provides a real sense of space. Not only superb for those who are keen on cooking but it offers a perfect space to dine and entertain. There is an enormous south-facing window which overlooks the garden.
Large windows throughout allow for an abundance of natural light and, in turn, wonderful views over the garden and grounds.
The six bedroom, four bath/shower rooms, arranged over all three floors, makes for comfortable living.
The accommodation throughout flows well and offers a great deal of versatility.
The gardens are simply beautiful, mostly laid to lawn they are interspersed with a variety of trees and shrubs as well as well-established flower beds which are full of colour throughout the summer months.
There is a large office which was built in the late 1980’s and provides the most fantastic work space. At nearly 2,000 sq. ft. this could offer ancillary accommodation if the necessary permissions were applied for, and granted.
As well as the large driveway, there is a triple garage that provides further parking and storage.
An attractive lake is located to the west of the house.
A stable yard is enclosed with hard standing and comprises four loose boxes. This is perfect for those who have horses/ponies and require an equestrian element. This could also provide fantastic storage.
Not only is Goodfellows in a conservation area, it is surrounded by idyllic villages and hamlets.
When looking for Filkins and Broughton Poggs – one may be looking for two villages but you’ll only find one as they are contiguous. There are a number of enchanting stone houses, several with the characteristic slab fencing. Filkins has a pub, the Five Alls, a village shop, post office and bowls club.
A large 18th-century barn is now the premises of Cotswold Woollen Weavers, which set up business there in 1982, and is the last company in the area to uphold the traditions of woollen cloth design and manufacture. Filkins has a theatre club and the former village school is now a pre-school nursery. Filkins has a wonderful outdoor swimming pool with a sunbathing and picnic area which can be enjoyed by villagers and families from surrounding areas for a membership fee.
At only 5 miles to the north, Burford’s famous High Street sweeps downhill towards the River Windrush, its medieval bridge and its impressive church, both sides of the street flanked by an unbroken line of historic houses and shops. Little has changed over the centuries, Burford is popular with visitors, both for its beauty and history but also for its shopping and wide variety of places to eat, with a number of restaurants, pubs and teashops but also has a doctors surgery and library.
Located just outside Burford, the up-market Upton Smokery Farm Shop caters for all your culinary needs without having to drive into town. Two miles south of Burford is The Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens which exhibits over 260 different species of animals. The park is set in 160 acres of landscaped parkland and gardens.
The delightful town of Lechlade-on-Thames lies on the River Thames and is 3 miles to the south. Lechlade has a thriving town centre with a good selection of shops, including many antique-dealers, and an array of wonderful places to eat and drink.
If that wasn't enough, the area is well renowned for not only having some of the most beautiful villages and countryside, but also some of the most fantastic pubs and restaurants the area has to offer.
There is a good selection of schools, both state and private in the area. Road communications are fantastic to the A40 which in turn provides access to the M40 to London, and the M5 to the west.
The property has a fascinating history. The original, Goodfellows Manor, dated back to 1479. The name of the property has changed over the years, having also been known as Moat Farm and more recently, Goodfellows. In 1920 the property was bought by Sir Stafford Cripps and was extended in 1929. During the Second World War the house accommodated evacuees from Bristol, and was later used as a Land Army hostel. In 1947, the original house almost entirely burnt down. A house was built which incorporated part of the original house in 1971. The property was bought by the current owner's family in 1987 and has had further additions and improvements, most notably the office block which was built in the late 1980’s and the superb kitchen/breakfast room, built in 2009.
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